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Coast Guard rescues crew, boat off NC coast

Posted July 18, 2013

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— The U.S. Coast Guard rescued seven people Wednesday from a 26-foot boat that had started to sink about 14 miles east of Cape Hatteras. 

Passengers aboard Going Deep contacted the Coast Guard about 4:30 p.m. to report that the boat was taking on water, officials said. 

The Coast Guard launched two boats to assist Going Deep, and the merchant vessel Diamond Lady responded to the scene to act as a communication relay with emergency crews. 

Six people aboard the sinking boat were taken aboard the Coast Guard's 25-foot response vessel, and Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Burgoa assisted the captain in bailing out water from Going Deep for about 30 minutes. 

Another Coast Guard vessel arrived, and the boat was towed to Teach's Lair Marina in Hatteras. No injuries were reported.

"The crew put their training and knowledge they have gained at the station into this case," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Hunter said in a statement. "That is why we train and practice every day, so that when we do get that call, the response is second nature."

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  • GravyPig Jul 18, 2013

    "My respect and admiration to the men and women who serve in this most underappreciated branch of the military. Semper Paratus"

    I disagree. Folks at the coast who use our waters appreciate their presence greatly.

  • grumpyoldmandownsouth Jul 18, 2013

    That's going to cost the boat owner a pile of money.

  • tmed1938 Jul 18, 2013

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    What happened to the 7th person???

    Stupefied
    July 18, 2013 11:38 a.m. I would guess #7 was the Capt.staying with the boat .

  • archmaker Jul 18, 2013

    yea coasties!

  • 426X3 Jul 18, 2013

    My respect and admiration to the men and women who serve in this most underappreciated branch of the military. Semper Paratus

  • Stupefied Jul 18, 2013

    What happened to the 7th person???

  • Scubagirl Jul 18, 2013

    Going Deep ----- appropriate name for the boat [[[[sorry, couldn't help myself}}}

    Great job Coast Guard! Always good to read GOOD NEWS

  • intuit Jul 18, 2013

    Sounds like the boat was working on living up to it's name, Going Deep.

  • alockwr21 Jul 18, 2013

    The most under appreciated uniformed service in our country in my opinion. Glad this was a success.

  • dbop90 Jul 18, 2013

    Go coast guard!

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